Are you thirsty? Is your life missing something? Do you feel empty, or broken? Have you been seeking satisfaction and fulfillment in every way that you can? I have good news. You can be healed, and you can be whole. Your life matters, and whether you see it right now, or not, God has a good purpose for your life. Let’s discover the Thirsty Gospel.
Maybe your life feels dry. It may feel like you have been walking through a desert, with no water in sight. Your parched, and all you can think about is having your thirst quenched. You see no end in sight to the struggle you are facing, and every time you think you see a way out, it’s actually just a mirage. What you need is breakthrough. What you need, is God. Here is your word to grab hold of.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
Isaiah 43:19 ESV
God can meet you right where you are, and meet your deepest needs. Only God can fill you, and fulfill you. The dry parts of your life will be flooded by the goodness of God. God makes rivers in the desert. Not streams, or puddles, or a little trickle of water, but a river. When God moves, He brings water out of the spiritual Rock called Jesus(1 Corinthians 10:4), and Jesus gushes living water. The River of God overflows everything. There is no limits in what God supplies.
“”Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food.”
Isaiah 55:1-2 ESV
Only Jesus can satisfy you. He is the bread of life, and He is the source of living water. He comes into your heart, and gives you the joy of the Lord. You don’t have to live dried out. You don’t have to stay depressed, anxious, or empty. You are not powerless. There is a fountain of living water. His name is Jesus.
“On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.'””
John 7:37-38 ESV
What a promise. If anyone thirsts, Christ will satisfy them. Maybe you believe you are too far gone. Too broken. Too messed up. No, Jesus said, “anyone”. That means you qualify. If you are a person, you can be filled. How? It’s simple, come to Christ and drink. Believe in Him. Get to know Him. Experience Him. Drink from that Spiritual Rock.
Here is the good news for the thirsty.
“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,”
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 ESV
God became a man, and His name is Jesus. He lived a perfect life for you, and He died a horrific death for you. He did all the good that can be done, and by faith, credits it to you. That’s called righteousness. He took all your sins and paid the price. He died the death you deserve, so you don’t have to. He took your hell on Himself, so you don’t have to go there. He rose again so that you can rise again. He lives resurrected, so you can walk in newness of life. All you have to do is repent and believe. That means change your mind. Stop believing in you and start trusting in Him. When you do this, not only does He save you. But He fills you. He quenches the deepest thirst of your heart, and he satisfies the greatest longings of your soul. He puts His Spirit inside you, so that you are never alone.
Then when you are whole, He makes you a spring of living water for others. You become a catalyst for God’s kingdom. You become a refreshing beacon to a world that is thirsting to death. You become God’s person to change lives. God doesn’t want you to be thirsty, He wants you satisfied. Maybe you think Jesus isn’t for you. But let me tell you, He is the only way, and the only source of true fulfillment. How is your way working for you? Why don’t you try Jesus? Give Him your life, and never be thirsty again. Walk with Him, and live in His fullness. All God wants from you is relationship. You were created to be loved, lavished, and complete in God alone. The hole in you, that nothing fills, and the thirst that nothing can quench, is there because you are made in God’s image. The presence of God is all you need, and everything you need. If you are thirsty, come to Christ, and drink.
If you don’t know Jesus, I want to give you the opportunity to trust Him for your salvation and receive His finished work by faith. If you want to make Jesus the Lord of your life simply prayer this in your heart, as a way to put your faith in Him. Say, “ Jesus, I make you the Lord of my life. I know I’m a sinner, but I believe. I believe that You are the Son of God. I believe You died on the cross for my sins, and I believe that You rose on the third day for my justification. I ask you to save me now. I receive you by faith. In Jesus’ name. Amen”